Ausangate mountain is highest and the most sacred mountain in this area of peru and is considered the most important Apu in the Andean philosophy. Still in these days we continue with our tradition and makes pilgrimages to Ausangate for our ceremonies.
The trek will take you around this mystical, powerful mountain, and you will be camping amidst beautiful highland and colorful lakes. Ausangate is home to a vast array of wildlife, such as birds, llamas, alpacas, vizcachas and maybe the most important sacred animals pumas and condors. During this adventure you be taken care by our professional Inka Power team. This is a spectacular trek for who loves to be outdoors and wants to learn about the real Inka traditions and philosophy
Duration: 6 days (5 and 7 days possible)
Activity level: Hard
Day 1- Cuzco – Tinki – Upis
Early in the morning we will leave Cusco and drive for 4 hours to Tinki (3820 masl) We pass through picturesque villages, and once in Tinki we have a our lunch before we hike for 5 hours to reach the village of Upis (4400 masl). This is our first campsite, and from here we can appreciate the amazing Ausangate peak. We can enjoy the natural hot springs until dinner.
Day 2 – Upis – Puka Coccha
We have an early breakfast and hike for around 2,5 hours uphill to Arapa Pass (4765 masl) Along this hike we we will see the majestic Ausangate Peak until we reach Aranpata Pass. From here we will continue to desending to Yanacoccha (black lake) and have our lunch and a little rest in this beautiful area. After lunch we continue for another 2 hours to our second campsite Puka Coccha (red lake) at 4480m
Day 3 – Hatun puka Coccha – Ausangate base camp
Again we start early and after breakfast there's a short climb to the Apacheta pass (4850 masl) a beautiful spot for pictures. Descending to our lunch in Ausangate Coccha (lake) and then uphill again to the highest point in our trek Palomani Pass (5200 masl). Here are tt´he best views of Ausangate and the surrounding Vilcanota range. We continue for 3 more hours walking down to our campsite at Ausangate base camp (4800m)
Day 4 – Ausangate base camp - Soracuchupampa
After exploring the area and examining the glaciers of Mariposa and Ausangate, we continue with our trek until Soracuchupampa (4660 masl) Today we will see herds of llamas, alpacas and vizcachas, or we have a lot of luck, even the puma.
Day 5 - Soracuchupampa – Pacchanta
After breakfast we climb up 2 hours to Ccamoa pass (5000 masl) where probably see Andean deer. From here we descend towards the Qomercoccha (green lake) to finally arrive to Pacchanta campsite (4100 masl) which is a small community with amazing hot springs where we will rest sore feet and legs after days of hard work.
Day 6 – Pacchanta - Tinki
From here we will take our way back to Tinki, our first campsite, and this will take around 2 hours. Once in Tinki no more hiking, we say thank you for an amazing week in the great outdoors and drive back to Cusco.
This package is an outline of how one trip may be like. Of course we can customize this trip to match your specific needs. We are flexible during the trek, so that we may make changes to the itinerary along the way if that suits you better. Contact us for more detailed information on options and we will work together on creating the perfect experience for you!